Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. Check out another western by David Dortort.
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Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by MayRoberts » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 pm

...except for John, or course.

Blue fell in love with a beautiful girl who turned out to be a swindler
Uncle Buck was about to marry and suddenly the girl told him she couldn't get married because she didn't know how to do the chores (a stupid reason, by the way :grin )

So........ what's the matter here??? :detective Can anyone explain to me?

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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by weavereb » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:15 pm

I can't explain it since I've never seen the show. :scared3 But it does sound like quite the coincidence!

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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:43 pm

Some of the women they loved died, too, but I don't remember if they wore blue dresses, lol! I guess David Dortort found that those themes worked!

Good comparison on the two shows, May!

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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by MayRoberts » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:49 pm

Thanks, pine! Oh you mentioned the blue dress and I've just remembered that the girl Blue fell in love with, was wearing a blue dress in a part of the episode I talked about in my previous post. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the episode. But she didn't die, she just went away. :shrug And I think it was the same blue dress several actresses wore on Bonanza. What a coincidence!!!!!! :ha

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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by A Ponderosa Pine » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:34 pm

Wow, the two shows even shared a costume department! :lol
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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by barb » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:38 pm

I guess some habits were just hard for David Dortort to break :laughing

Maybe he felt like on Bonanza that a serious, lasting romantic realatioship might change the dynamics of the character, or perhaps some of the women fans wouldn't like it :shrug


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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by MayRoberts » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:50 am

If one of them gets married, it means that his wife is going to be a regular character on the show, it means hiring another actress. It was the main reason, IMHO.

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Re: Cartwrights curse on The High Chaparral too???

Post by Yesm » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:29 am

Well, John's wife Annalee was killed, The Apache girl Fuego Luna (Moon Fire) died before Billy Blue could marry her, Sam's wife Trinidad was killed (if I remember correctly), Mano wanted to marry a young would-be nun and she chose that over marrying him, Buck wanted to marry more than once (they didn't die, but they chose not to marry him or to stay with their husbands). Guess there was something there--

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